Susan brings to a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

My Articles

May 18, 2016, 10:21 AM EDT
After embracing the notion that gender is mental, not physical, the Obama White House on Tuesday rejected the suggestion that it has been particularly aggressive on transgender issues.
May 18, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he does't anticipate "going back to the draft," but nevertheless, he thinks "it would be appropriate" for young women to register with the Selective Service.
May 18, 2016, 6:25 AM EDT
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the Obama administration's "guidance" to schools -- that they must allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice -- "is not some new theory that they came up with."
May 18, 2016, 5:37 AM EDT
The drama is all on the Democrat side in the latest round of presidential primaries.
May 17, 2016, 11:37 AM EDT
"I worry very much -- especially with a lot of controversy around law enforcement these days, and sometimes healthy skepticism becoming cynicism -- that young men and women may be discouraged from pursuing this kind of service (police work)," FBI Director James Comey said last Friday.
May 17, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
The recent push to extend Selective Service registration to young women has the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asking "the big questions" on whether the United States needs a Selective Service system at all.
May 17, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT
In addition to the U.S. troop presence in Libya, the United States plans to send weapons to Libya's fledgling Government of National Accord, to help quell the Islamic State spillover from Iraq and Syria.
May 16, 2016, 10:00 AM EDT
"As a four-year-old child, I remember sitting in a McDonald’s in London one day with my family. And as I sat there eating my meal, along with my mother, sister and grandmother, a group of skinheads began to shout ethnic slurs, throwing fries at us until we left the restaurant."
May 16, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
"President Obama and I just had a powerful conversation here at the White House about opioid abuse and what we can do about it," American hip-hop rapper Macklemore told President Obama's Saturday radio audience.
May 16, 2016, 7:12 AM EDT
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Hillary Clinton's world view is probably "more hawkish" than that of President Obama.
May 16, 2016, 5:59 AM EDT
Columnist George Will says there are three "lessons" to consider in the Obama administration's "guidance" to public schools that they must start treating students "in a manner consistent with the student's gender identity" instead of their biological sex.
May 11, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT
Although federal law is not settled, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission flat-out states on its website that it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee "because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation)..."
May 11, 2016, 5:06 AM EDT
Sanders won the West Virginia primary with a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton, 51.4 percent (120,231 votes) to Clinton's 36.0 percent (84,176 votes.)
May 10, 2016, 10:27 AM EDT
"No one out there is talking about disarming the American people," Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) said on Tuesday. "It's almost just silly to think that you have 350 million guns -- how would you even begin and and why would you want to do that?"
May 10, 2016, 6:20 AM EDT
The U.S. Justice Department is putting the rights of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are.
May 9, 2016, 7:58 AM EDT
On Monday, Trump complained that his views on lowering the debt were misrepresented by the New York Times and other media outlets, and he tried to set the record straight on CNN's "New Day."
May 9, 2016, 7:02 AM EDT
Republican Donald Trump says he's changed his mind about raising the minimum wage, but he wants the states, not the federal government, to do it.
May 9, 2016, 6:08 AM EDT
Today (Monday) is the deadline for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) to respond to a Justice Department letter warning him that the law passed by the state legislature in March -- requiring people to use the restroom that corresponds with the sex listed on their birth certificate -- violates federal civil rights law, which protects "gender identity."
May 9, 2016, 5:12 AM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)( - Republican Donald Trump says his plan to lower taxes is a concept that's open to negotiation.
May 6, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT
The number of Hispanics not in the labor force last month totaled 13,878,00 -- 274,000 more than in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The number of African Americans not in the labor force also increased in April to 73,157,000 -- up 366,000 from March.